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Young Carers

Up to 80 children meet each week for activities in the four centres run by Cheshire Young Carers (Chester, Northwich, Ellesmere Port and Crewe) and Chester DFAS Young Arts are funding an ongoing project which began in March this year. The young people were provided with 80 small 5”x7”canvases, paint and materials by Chester YA and set the brief for each to paint a canvas representing in some way what it is to be a Young Carer. The completed canvases were then exhibited in Wesley Methodist Church, Chester. The project was so successful the young people wanted to continue, a further 80 canvases were supplied and all will be displayed at the formal launch of Cheshire Young Carers as a new independent charity in October.  There are plans to exhibit at other venues in the region to show the Young Carers work and so raise awareness of the charity.